All vehicles are sold "AS-IS, Where Is" with NO guarantees or warranties expressed or implied.

Must be 18 years or older to bid on any vehicle. NO MINORS OR PETS ALLOWED IN PREMISES.


Public buyers do not need to pre-register. All that is needed is a valid Picture ID
If buyers want to register as a Dealer at our auto auction or to bid online, pre-registration is needed. For pre-registration, contact us at least one business day before the auction day.

Vehicle Inspection/ Preview

The bidder is responsible for the inspection of vehicles PRIOR to bidding. Inspection starts 2 hours prior to the commencement of the auction. Utilize this time at your discretion to do ALL your due diligence. This includes without limitation physical inspection, type of paperwork, and/ or prior history information. All sales are FINAL. Test drives are not permitted. Any person who tampers with the mechanical setting and/ or removes parts from a vehicle (e.g. keys) prior or during the auction will be charged with vandalism (California Penal Code 594 PC). Brownfield Auto Auction is NOT responsible for printed errors or omissions in regard to year, make, model or mileage of vehicles. Brownfield Auto Auction and its representatives are also NOT responsible for any other defect in the title or registration paperwork, including the license plate expiration.


EVERY winning bid will require an IMMEDIATE NON-REFUNDABLE CASH deposit of $300.00. Winning bids of $2,000.00 and over will require a deposit of $500.00. Winning bids of $5,000.00 and over may require a higher deposit.
Note: there are fees associated with each purchase that you must add to your bid price. These fees are on the lists that is provided to customers the day of the auction and posted throughout the facility. For more information about fees, please contact us. Failure to leave a deposit will forfeit your future bidding privileges.

Balance Payment

Vehicles must be paid & removed by 3pm the following BUSINESS DAY.
The balance due needs to be liquidated only with a CASHIER’S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. If NOT liquidated 1 business day after the sold date, the buyer will forfeit their deposit(s). If liquidated and vehicle has not been removed from yard 1 business day after the sold date, a storage fee of $25/day (San Diego) or $50/day (Oakland/ Stockton) will be charged. REMINDER: Transportation adjustments and removal of the vehicles from the auction site is the responsibility of the buyer. No exceptions! Brownfield Auto Auction, lessors, and lessees will not recognize any claim for theft or damage. After the sale, vehicles that remain on our lot are at the buyer's risk.

Minimum Bids and Reserves

All vehicles will be auctioned off with no minimum bid or reserves. Only vehicles such as consignments, have a reserve. If the reserve is not reached, the bid will be sold as an “IF” bid.

“IF” Bids

AKA “OFFERS” are facilitated by the auction and state that a bidder agrees to buy a vehicle “if” the seller will accept the offer within a specific period of time. The sale will only be canceled “if” the SELLER does not accept the offer. Offers are valid until Monday. Bidders that fail to pay for the vehicle after approval of the offer will forfeit their deposit.


All vehicles 10 years and older are sold as “TMU” (TRUE MILEAGE UNKNOWN) unless claimed otherwise. Brownfield Auto Auction and its representatives do not in any way guarantee the odometer to be actual, true or correct.

DMV/Title & Registration

Buyer is responsible for ALL DMV and Emission Fees. All emission related repairs are the responsibility of the buyer. Our Auto Auction DOES NOT process DMV paperwork for the Buyer. We are NOT affiliated with any DMV Registration or Service business. Vehicles must be registered after purchasing it. Buyer assumes full responsibility for registration, sales tax, transfer and/or ownership.


If a vehicle is sold as a type of paperwork "pending", it is NOT available the day of the sale. In this situation, the seller has a certain period of time to deliver the type of paperwork to the buyer.

Car Numbers

A number that corresponds to the vehicle being sold appears on the vehicle's windshield.
If you do not make sure you are bidding on the correct vehicle and you are the highest bidder, you will be required to purchase that vehicle. Failure to purchase that vehicle will forfeit your future bidding privileges.

Green Light (if applicable)

Green light warranty is a 1 hour warranty on motor or transmission ONLY and is NON-REFUNDABLE.
If cancellation of the sale based on the green light warranty is accepted by the Manager, vehicle AND paperwork must be returned before the end of the 1 hour time frame. The test drive of the vehicle must also not exceed 20 miles.

Media Waiver

I hereby grant Brownfield Auto Auction and its representatives and assign an irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish images and videos taken of me during or in connection with this event. I also agree that Brownfield Auto Auction owns all rights to them, and the business, its representatives, and assigns may use them for any purpose and in any form, in perpetuity, and without compensation.

Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability

Any person entering our premises for what-ever reason AND at any-given-time, agrees to release Brownfield Auto Auction, all owners, lessors and lessees of any premises involved with the event, all other persons and organizations involved in organizing, operating, conducting, or managing the event, AND all other officers, directors, agents, employees and members from any and all legal liability or responsibility for personal injury, personal loss, death or property damage arising from the event or that occurred on Brownfield Auto Auction´s premises. To the fullest extent permitted by law, I freely and unconditionally agree to assume all inherited risks, hazards, and any, known or unknown, dangers which cannot be eliminated particularly in a public place.


I willingly agree to comply and abide by rules, terms, and conditions. I also understand that I may withdraw at any time.

Do not bid on any vehicle unless you understand all the rules of this auction. Bidding implies complete knowledge.